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The Four Seasons

From 57 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Relevant

About the show

The Chase Brock Experience's dance theater piece uses Vivaldi’s music to imagine an American community in the not-too-distant future, as the practical reality of climate change seeps in. More…

From the show:

The Four Seasons imagines an American community in the not-too-distant future, as the practical reality of climate change seeps in and the people adapt as best they can, shedding layer after layer as Roz G, an increasingly frantic cable news weather anchor, attempts to preside over the chaos.

A 60-minute work set to Antonio Vivaldi’s Le quattro stagioni and punctuated with original weather reports written by playwright David Zellnik, The Four Seasons is a dance theater narrative conceived, directed and choreographed by Chase Brock, which made its world premiere at Joyce SoHo in May 2008 and returns to Theatre Row in Fall 2019.


Member Reviews (57)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing, Relevant
79
Avg Score

82
Delightful, Exquisite, Relevant, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy contemporary dance. Great choreography. Gorgeous costumes. Semi-successful attempt to make relevant w/connect to climate change.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play with a linear plot line. This is a dance piece which requires interpretation.

Also The dancers are gorgeous and the movement beautiful. The climate chang... Read more Read less

79
Quirky, Relevant, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like hard working dancers in Vivaldi’s masterpiece with good choreography never leaving the stage w/added climate messages tween seasons

Don't see it if you are looking for a play as this is a dance concert by The Chase Brock Experience w/short messages, some comical, to permit costume change

74
Apocalyptic, Clever, Relevant

See it if Inclusive equal-sexed contemp troupe performing four 12-min rituals:spring,summer,autumn, and apocalypse.Weather updates.Confetti rain.Kazoo

Don't see it if Weather alerts:"It's boring/It's normal/It's neato/Storm's coming/Smog alert/Don't worry/Carbon planet/It's awesome/More at 11:00"Mosquitoes

Also Weather update:"I tried to warn you."

74
Nice lighting/costumes., Unexpected offering for theater row., Diverse dance company, Entertaining

See it if You love Vivaldi, enjoy a decent modern dance co. working hard in a small space, appreciate when dance work has a followable narrative.

Don't see it if Expecting deep social commentary on climate change. The "Weather person" hides the wardrobe changes, but is odd addition in a dance work.

85
Dance theatre, Colorful, Classical yet contemporary, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if like message with your movement, color with some humor, classical dance & music with contemporary feel, excellent technique & pretty dancers

Don't see it if can't abide mixing of metaphors, don't like ballet / classical music, need plot to keep your attention, expected Arthur Miller or Neil Simon

Also The clunkier aspects of ballet vocab still make me wonder if they are ... Read more Read less

83
Energetic, Enjoyable, Clever, Relevant

See it if contemporary dance set to Vivaldi's 4 seasons with a humorous narrative about climate change between sections sounds appealing. Not kidding!

Don't see it if you prefer dance with no gimmicks.

Also The description does not do the piece any justice. The dancing is very... Read more Read less

70
Dizzying, Disappointing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want dance with a social message. Though the message is delivered by a weather forecaster, not the dancers.

Don't see it if you want to see the dancers properly, Dance should never be presented in a theater with no sight lines or on a stage that's this small.

100
Great dancing, Resonant, Must see, Exquisite, Clever

See it if you enjoy ensemble ballet and jazz, Vivaldi, and their dramatization of the risk of climate change.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional drama or musicals or longer shows, or do not enjoy ensemble dance or Italian classical music.

Also Seeing this show in an intimate... Read more Read less

70
Obvious, Innovative combination of vivaldi and apocalypse, Fine lighting & costumes, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like modern dance; interesting juxtapositions of dance and politics, even if the point is pretty obvious from the start.

Don't see it if You hate dance Vivaldi or his Four Seasons, don’t believe in climate change or weather women. Necessary for the costume changes but too much

80
Weak humor, Nice choreo, Lovely dancing, Enjoyable, Entertaining

See it if you're a dance fan ( I am) and would like to see a troupe of well-trained, beautiful young performers in a short piece re: climate change

Don't see it if you expect a lengthy serious & profound classical ballet; this one includes some strained humor with little impact

Also Just go for an engaging hour of competent dance/story telling. I'd lik... Read more Read less

68
Disappointing

See it if See it if you know someone performing in the show.

Don't see it if If you like good dancing.

72
Refreshing, Good dancing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You like Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and want to see a new dance interpretation of it which is fairly successful.

Don't see it if You don’t like modern dance mixed with traditional ballet, don’t want to see a “modern” interpretation of the Four Seasons.

76
Well danced, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like dance. It’s ballet with a touch of modern

Don't see it if You want a big musical. This is a dance show

74
Timely, Filled to the brim, Accomplished, Breezy approach to dire issue, Gust of fresh air

See it if you want a rare op to see a large dance ensemble and epic ideas in a tiny theater space. Brock and his company are highly accomplished .

Don't see it if you expect a play in a space that usually houses plays or feel uncomfortable when a piece seems slightly cramped by its small stage.

79
Humorous, Romantic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You will appreciate interesting romantic humorous choreography. Hard-working efficient dancers instep for a long production.

Don't see it if You’re really not fond of dance and don’t have the patience to sit through a long program. You don’t appreciate hard work and sweat.

71
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like choreographed dance in an intimate setting. Good dance pieces but the stage was too small for 10 dancers

Don't see it if you want dialogue...very little of it here...60 minutes for 4 dance pieces signifying season changes.

72
Dance: 10; text: 0, Sarah bowden as "roz g." is beyond annoying, Pretty costumes, Fine dancing meets half-cooked eco-justice concept, Vivaldi meets "climate change"

See it if you're a Chase Brock fan; social issues mixed with dancing might intrigue you; you're here for some eye candy vs listening to dialogue

Don't see it if you prefer spoken dialogue, a real plot line, or a message to go home with; you enjoy printed Playbills with bios & credits vs a digital one

Also "The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes" was Chase Brock's dance-theatre piec... Read more Read less

60
Unoriginal, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you like pretty, but unchallenging modern dance. The choreography lacks any special voice. The "story" is thin & lacks subtlety or depth.

Don't see it if you don't like modern dance. This felt long & padded at a single hour. A too-obvious comment on climate change.

85
Enjoyable, good dancing, relevant

See it if you like mixed dancing and some voice. Climate-related

Don't see it if you are expecting a play or are a climate-change-denier.

97
Relevant, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want wonderful choreography and beautiful dancing to 4 Seasons. Climate change makes for a clever theme.

Don't see it if You want traditional ballet.

Also Chase Brock is an exciting, talented and creative choreographer.

68
Absorbing, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You really enjoy dance shows, even if they’re not the most thought through or polished

Don't see it if You have high expectations, or are expecting a traditional dance performance

Also The stage was far too small for this ambitious project, making the exp... Read more Read less

45
Indulgent, Banal, Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of Chase Brock.

Don't see it if you're looking for interesting choreography, well thought out concepts or exceptional dancers.

74
Pleasant dancing, curious but nice trying to talk highlight climate change

See it if you like modern dance & Vivaldi's music

Don't see it if you you are wanting to see a show Based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. THAT SHOW IS JERSEY BOYS & you should have read

80
Must see, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy interpretations of beautiful classical music in dance. Excellent.

Don't see it if You do not like dance/ballet.

Also Difficult to truly understand why the weather woman was included— othe... Read more Read less

89
Hilarious, Relevant, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you’re in the mood for a delight evening of ballet, and a potent message about climate change. Listening to Vivaldi is always a treat.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it!


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